In 2019, Federal and State regulations increased stormwater management costs through increased regulations. Previously, the Township spent approximately $2.5 million per year and costs have since increased by more than one million dollars per year. To meet the cost of these mandates, a Stormwater Fee was implemented in Lower Paxton. The Fee was added to the Township sewer bills and the collection is overseen by the Township Authority.
What are the Funds Used For?
Projects have been designed to reduce sediment from stormwater discharges and stream bank erosion, and to improve the health of Paxton Creek in Lower Paxton, and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Projects and project statuses are available at: www.LowerPaxtonAtWork.com.